I am heading west again, this time more slowly and with feeling. My four-month stint at domestic life in NC ended amicably yesterday. She is a wonderful woman and a very private person, so I won't say more. Now I'm on the road heading cross-country to Truth or Consequences with some stops along the way, and maybe on to California and the Pacific Northwest.
Yesterday, I clocked about 240 miles to get within a few miles of the Tennessee border where I stayed over at the Maywood County rest area on I-40. This morning there was frost on the windshield and soft light on the pines and leafing hardwoods across the way.
The Eberspacher gas heater has warmed the bus. After some tea and fruit I'll be on my way. Next stop Sevierville TN.